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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Announcements, Service Schedule, Weekly Calendar and Intercessory Prayers

Weekly Service Schedule
Sundays
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I and coffee hour
10:15 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite II and coffee hour
Wednesdays
12:05 Eucharist & Healing Service. Light lunch follows. Bible Study 1:30 PM

 Saint John’s Church Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 AM-1 PM; 2 PM-4 PM

Weekly Events
Mondays, Troop 4 Boy Scouts, 6:30-8pm
Thursday Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM
Spanish AA, 7-9 pm, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays

Sunday September 30, 19 Pentecost (Proper 21) 
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
Monday, October 1, Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 PM , Church Office
Wednesday, October 3, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Thursday, October 4, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM
Saturday, October 6, Blessing of the Animals, noon, outside the church

Sunday October 7, 20 Pentecost (Proper 22) 
Homecoming Blessing and Commissioning of Lay Ministries
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
Penny Social, 12:30 PM in the Parish Hall
Wednesday, October 10, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Wednesday, October 10, Vestry, 7 PM in the Guild Room
Thursday, October 11, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM

Sunday October 14, 21 Pentecost (Proper 23) 
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
Wednesday, October 17, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Wednesday, October 17, 6 PM, Order of Urban Ministers Covenanting Eucharist  
Thursday, October 18, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, October 18, 5:30 PM, Saint John’s Festival Choir

Sunday October 21, 22 Pentecost (Proper 24) 
8:00 AM: Holy Eucharist Rite I; 10:15 AM: Rite II Eucharist with music
Wednesday, October 24, 12:05 PM Healing Eucharist, Light Lunch follows, 1:30 PM Bible Study
Wednesday, October 24, 7 PM, Sisters of Shalom Shalem, Sharing our faith stories
Thursday, October 25, Farmers’ & Flea Market 7 AM to 4 PM
Thursday, October 25, 5:30 PM, Saint John’s Festival Choir

Volunteers needed! We are looking to grow our Service Minister roster. Would you be willing to serve as a greeter? Usually you are asked to serve about once every five weeks. Please speak to Mother Vicki or call Jan at the Church Office at 914-963-3033 if you would like to serve.

If you would like to receive our weekly email blast please email your name and address to parish@yonkerschurch.org.

Would you like to host Coffee Hour? This involves choosing a date and bringing refreshments. Please sign up at the sign up table outside the Guild Room. We have a team each week that can assist you with the details. 

October Birthdays: Peter Walsh II, 1-Oct; Jonah Henderson, 4-Oct; Marie Baptiste, 5-Oct; Aida Carino, 5-Oct, Kimberly DeShon, 6-Oct, Shelley Henderson, 7-Oct; Robert Sirota, 13-Oct; Kyle Mwamba, 24-Oct

We pray for and give thanks to God for this neighborhood of Getty Square, the celebration of our 325th anniversary as a parish, for all who live and work here, for all who come here for goods and services, for those who are homeless and hungry, for the Sharing Community, Salvation Army, YWCA and the YMCA, the Yonkers Fire and Police Departments, and all who work to help others. We pray for healing for those who struggle with addictions, and physical and mental disabilities. Please bless our vision with compassion and love, so that this Congregation may be the hands and feet of Christ in Getty Square.  Amen.

Prayer of Lament O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son: Look with compassion on the whole human family and especially in this Episcopal Diocese of New York as we lament our past complicity in slavery, racism, and the unfair treatment of all peoples; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

We hold in our prayers: Elyse Gierlich, Denise Edwards, Phyllis Jackson, Kevin Kidd, Tom Cacazio, Stephen Kubasek, The Rev. Leonard Klein, Donna and Tom Duffy, Mary Kowalski, Ival Debride, Anthony Muranelli, Harriette Forster, Eve Shepard, Cecile Davis, Beverly Anthonyson, Corey Belinski, Bernice Walder, Sal Bah, Antoinette Forster, Hope Mackey, Mamazane Xulu, Fatima Mishk, Kimberly DeShon, Shelley Henderson, Naomi Henderson, Aida Carino, Liliana Moschetta, Tom O’Connor, Monica Harmon, Beverly Sims, Ralph Tremonte, and The Rev. Canon Claudia Wilson. We pray for Anthony Johnson as he continues his diaconal discernment, for immigrant families who have been separated as they cross over into the US, for tighter gun control, for those in war-torn countries, for those impacted by volcanoes, hurricanes, wild fires and flooding throughout the world, and for our President, our country, our first responders, all refugees and immigrants especially the children, and our military.

We pray for those who have died: Ann Scrofani Pellaten, Betty Lee Kreutzberg, The Rev. Canon Percy Alphonso Brathwaite, Evelyn Parker, all those the world over who have died from war, terrorism, and natural disasters including hurricanes and flooding in the south, and we lament those who have died over the centuries due to slavery, lynching, racism and the unequal and unjust treatment of peoples in this country.

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